It’s getting to be that time of the year when you have to PLAN YOUR FUTURE and you have nowhere to put all those pesky appointments that fall after January 1st! Thanks to Mead, you can now buy a 2015 calendar or planner that helps generate a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project – two birds, one stone.
The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization that works with wounded veterans, raising awareness and providing support for every service member that comes home injured. Their vision is to “foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history”.
Between June 1 2013 and December 31 2014, ACCO Brands, the manufacturer of AT-A-GLANCE planning products, has pledged to donate a minimum of $125,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project, making your 2015 planner (found at Mead) a valiant purchase indeed.
Alexandra H. is our super shopper of the month! She raised $280.42 for her cause, Tabby’s Place.
Tabby’s Place is a cat sanctuary designed to provide a loving home for cats who can’t find them, and adopt out those who can. It’s a cage free facility with both outdoor and indoor space, group rooms for special needs cats, and functions as both a hospital and a hospice for its feline residents. Jonathan Rosenberg, the founder of Tabby’s Place, created the facility in memory of his beloved cat Tabby, who passed away due to terminal cancer.
Today, Tabby’s Place houses up to 95 cats; its goal is to expand to be able to care for up to 400 cats that would otherwise be in hopeless or helpless situations. Tabby’s Place has raised over $22,000 through iGive since it joined in 2005!
Uncorked.com has partnered with iGive to give Alexandra a $150 gift card to thank her for the outstanding work!
Juliana’s Journey Foundation is a non-profit fighting to make a difference in the world of childhood disease. After the death of their beloved daughter, Juliana Peña’s parents (Patricia and Jesus) decided they were going to take on Neuroblastoma, the pediatric cancer with the highest mortality rate. They watched their toddler go through a disease no two year old deserves, enduring countless pokes and prods from every treatment, test, scan, and surgery possible.
Juliana and her parents, surrounded by all the fellow fighters Juliana met along the way
Juliana’s Journey Foundation works to fund raise for research into less invasive and more successful therapies for Neuroblastoma patients, raise awareness of Neuroblastoma, partner with Make-a-Wish Foundation, re-envision hospice protocol for critically-ill children, and hold an annual toy drive for the oncology department in their county.
Educate A Bull is a non-profit rescue organization dedicated to saving dogs from euthanasia. The Buffalo-based organization rescues dogs from the surrounding New York area and from some high-kill shelters in southern states. They love, care for, nourish, treat, and fix the dogs before finding them a new forever home.
Andy, Pit Bull Terrier
Educate A Bull is specifically dedicated to bully breeds, hoping to educate the public about their natures and inspire understanding and acceptance of the breeds. As well as finding homes for the dogs, they support bull owners through training and care and hope to show by example the true courage and loyalty of these often misunderstood dogs.
If you want to see the organization up close, this November 8th, they’re holding their annual Barksgiving – a giant fundraiser with auctions, food, and fun for all – including the pups!
Betsy L. raised $148.80 for her cause, Baltimore Clayworks!
Baltimore Clayworks is a non-profit ceramic art center in Baltimore, Maryland. They “exist to develop, sustain, and promote an artist-centered community that provides outstanding artistic, educational, and collaborative programs in ceramic arts.” Baltimore Clayworks is involved in many different aspects of the art world: gallery, studio, public art, and outreach. They hold art shows such as Looking at Ourselves, shown to the left. Their community outreach programs range from partnering with Baltimore City Parks and Recreation, various schools, churches, and after-school programs, to offering classes at Tuerk House (a support center for recovering addicts). Baltimore Clayworks also hosts Arc Baltimore, an organization that supports people with developmental disabilities.
For her efforts, Betsy will receive a gift packet from Calendars.com valued at $227.81 that includes Teacups Thank You Notes and a Harvest Perpetual Calendar.
nomorerack has turned browsing a discount rack online into a chance to give back to the community and donate to charity! The discount store offers a Charity Deal program – with every Charity Deal purchase nomorerack will donate to that month’s non-profit organization. Some of the causes they’ve helped in the past include Runway to Hope, a Florida charity that raises money for the fight against pediatric cancer, Family Giving Tree, an organization that supplies gifts and backpacks full of school supplies across California during the holidays, and The Rose, a non-profit dedicated to fighting breast cancer, along with many more.
“Thank you nomorerack™ for your support of The Rose. Your generous of donation will truly make a difference in your community and we feel privileged you selected The Rose for your fundraising project.”
Manager, Special Events, The Rose
Twelve percent of teenagers in the United States today have undetected or untreated vision problems. That’s a staggering number of children that are being negatively impacted by an easily treatable problem. Tortoise & Blonde heard these statistics and decided they needed to help. To do so, they collaborated with a non-profit called EyeCare 4 Kids.
EyeCare 4 Kids is a non-profit that helps vision-impaired low-income children get the treatment they need to see clearly. They serve over 200 kids per week, 10,400 kids a year, mostly in Utah and Nevada. EyeCare 4 Kids is closely involved with education – providing families the knowledge necessary to keep their kids’ vision healthy and working. Tortoise & Blonde has donated $230,000 worth of eyeglass frames and tailor-made lenses to EyeCare 4 Kids. They are committed to lowering that shocking twelve percent statistic.
Knots of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hand-made knitted and crocheted hats for those experiencing traumatic hair loss due to cancer or other life threatening illnesses. Knots of Love’s goal is to “warm the hearts and heads” of patients in treatment centers and hospitals across the United States.
Since 2007, Knots of Love has been donating hats, scarves, prayer shawls, PIC line covers, and neonatal blankets for premature newborns free of charge. It is built on a network of volunteers who “tirelessly knit and crochet only the finest quality of caps”, using specially tested soft yarns to ensure optimum comfort for those who have lost their hair.
While it seems like a small thing, giving a hat to someone in need can brighten patients’ day-to-day lives and have a big impact. As Christine Fabiani recounts, “I have seen the tears of joy when patients are handed a cap made from Knots of Love. It puts a smile on their faces and the wind in my sails.”
Knots of Love founder Christine with the recipient of a Brand New Hat!
Martha F. raised $152.92 for her cause, Tibetan Mastiff Rescue, Inc.!
Tibetan Mastiff Rescue is the ONLY rescue organization in the US dedicated solely to helping rehabilitate and place Tibetan Mastiffs. They rescue the mastiffs from all different situations, including pulling them directly from shelters. They train, house, treat, and evaluate the mastiffs prior to placing them in a loving home. At least 140 beautiful Tibetan Mastiffs have been placed in loving homes.
For her efforts, Martha will receive a gift package from The Body Shop worth $152 including products such as Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate and Pink Grapefruit Hand Cream.
SmartWool is committed to staying true to their values and giving back to their community. They believe in “capitalism with a conscience” and that “actions speak louder than words.”
SmartWool gives back through its SmartWool General Advocacy Fund. SmartWool Advocacy was born out of the desire to give back to the communities of its employees and clients. Exposure to the wilderness and outdoor education can greatly improve and enrich a person’s life. Proceeds from SmartWool’s e-commerce outlet go towards non-profits such as these that help bring kids out into the wilderness. Since 2005, SmartWool has given back to its communities to the tune of over a million dollars.